This hack will automatically find changes in the documentation of thousands of different APIs and generate alerts of those changes as they happen.
Then, a nodejs script iterates through the results of the first crawler and, for each API found, it calls the second crawler.
It then makes a GET HTTP request to the obtained API documentation URL, hashes the result using the SHA1 algorithm and stores the result on a file.
The second time the script runs, it compares the generated hash with the one saved previously. If both hashes are different it means that the documentation changed and an alert is emitted.
Because I'd like to see how API documentation changes over time and I figured that monitoring a large number of sources would give me a pretty good idea.
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